Al-Baqarah recited in al-Hadr by Shaykh Mishary Rashed Al-Afasy


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Religious Extremism – Jamaal al-Din Zarabozo (8 CD Set) *Updated*

In this series of lectures, Shaykh Jamaal al-Din Zarabozo presents an in-depth study of one of the most vital topics for Muslims in West: Religious Extremism. These eight presentations provide one of the most detailed analyses of the subject to date. Being thoroughly accurate, Shaykh Zarabozo imbues a high academic standard, thereby quenching the intellectual thirst of the listener. The topics covered include the following:

Definition of Important Concepts

The Prohibition of Extermism within Islamic Law

The Manifestation of Extremism

The Concept of Extremism

The Evils of Extremism

The Solutions for Extremism

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3 

Track 4





Are these signs of a flourishing society?

Former gang member reveals how women suffer shocking sexual abuse in return for ‘status’

A female former gang member has exposed the growing levels of sexual violence against young women who join them, saying that many are willing to risk being raped in return for the status of membership.

Isha Nembhard, who was part of an 80-strong gang in Peckham, southLondon, said some girls readily accepted that they would be sexually abused when associating with male gangs.

The 20-year-old said that the problem had reached a point where being raped was becoming “normalised” among many young women. “Girls who are getting treated very badly know what they are getting into. They sleep with a boy and the boy asks if she will sleep with all his friends.

“It’s about low self-esteem and a craving for attention. Even if they know it’s wrong, they will do anything to get acceptance,” she said.

“A lot of girls are sort of prostituting themselves to have sexual relationships within a gang and get treated in a bad way. For example, she might know about what happens to girls in the gang but still sleeps with all of them just for the status.”

Nembhard, who was a teenage drug dealer, said that even those who are abused and called “pieces of shit” by gang members maintained sexual relationships with them because they felt “that they couldn’t do better”.

She added that cultural and social trends had exacerbated the problem since she left school. “When I was growing up, girls were more boisterous. I used to be a tomboy, but nowadays a lot of girls who go to school are more girly-girly and make sure they put on their makeup and wear the right sort of skirts. It’s changed dramatically.”

Nembhard said that girls tended to be more sexually active before the age of 16 than before. “In my day it wasn’t like that,” she said.

Social networking sites like Facebook had, she added, helped to encourage promiscuity among young women. “You’ve got young gi rls exposing themselves on there, making it normal, and so others follow suit.”

Earlier this month the home secretary, Theresa May, announced £1.2m of new money over three years to tackle the issue as part of the government’s revamped anti-gangs strategy.

Meanwhile, a senior Scotland Yard officer has voiced concern that the problem of young women being sexually abused by male gangs had grown sufficiently large to be classified as a “mainstream issue”.

The Metropolitan Police detective in charge of protecting vulnerable young women from falling into gang culture, Detective Chief Inspector Petrina Cribb, said that, although police were targeting girls as young as 12 to warn them of the risks associated with male gangs, she believed that educating youngsters of the dangers should begin even earlier, at primary school.

Cribb also admitted concern about the levels of ignorance among young women about sexual abuse, saying that many did not understand that being forced to give oral sex was rape. Cribb, who manages the Met’s Heart programme, which educates young people about the risks associated with joining gangs, added: “A lot of young people do not know what is the law, particularly with regard to being coerced into oral sex, which is rape, but some think it is just playing around.

“Young girls find that they may have no choice – a young girl who is surrounded by a group of boys might feel it’s normal to go along with it.”

Former girl gang members say that despite being aware of the risks many girls with low self-esteem are willing to risk being raped by entire gangs to increase their “status”.

The Heart programme, which involves police, local authorities and charities, aims to teach women about relationship issues, rather than the traditional emphasis on sex education. Already 180 girls identified as at risk have begun one-on-one tutorials for the rest of the year, with another 725 workshop places available to teach girls what is unacceptable in a relationship.

The scheme has so far been introduced in three London boroughs – Lewisham, Newham and Waltham Forest – but Cribb said she felt “very strongly” that every school should be delivering a form of relationship education to empower young women. “We are trying to explain that girls actually have a choice and that consent is key to a sexual relationship,” she said.

Gifford Sutherland of community group Foundation 4 Life, which uses reformed former gang members to educate vulnerable youngsters, said sexual abuse was not the only risk that gangs posed to girls. “Not only are girlfriends manipulated by young men for sex, but they become associates, hiding firearms, carrying drugs, and sometimes these young girls find that they have no choice.

“The key concern is that this sort of behaviour has been normalised, that they go through an initiation process or they are coerced into sex. We show that is not a healthy relationship.”

Although the Met has no detailed data on the numbers of potential victims, it believes that the estimated 250 active criminal gangs in the capital account for one in seven reported rapes. A survey by the NSPCC has suggested that a third of teenage girls have been forced into sexual activity against their will, while research by the Race on the Agenda charity shows that rape is used to punish girl gang members.

However, those with first-hand experience of the way in which gangs operate say that the factors driving such abuse are complex.

Tafseer juzz ‘amma by Shaykh Uthaymeen

Poor America – P a n o r a m a

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Extract Quran Gems Like Nouman Ali Khan!

We were on a journey with Ibn al-Mubarak…

In ‘Sifat as-Safwah’ (2/330), al-Qasim bin Muhammad said:

“We were on a journey with Ibn al-Mubarak, and I was always asking myself: what is so special about this man that he is so famous? If he prays, so do we. If he fasts, so do we. If he fights, so do we. If he makes Hajj, so do we.

One night, we spent the night in a house travelling on the way to Sham. The lamp went out, and some of us woke up. So, he took the lamp outside to light it, and stayed outside for a while.

When he came back in with the lamp, I caught a glimpse of Ibn al-Mubarak’s face, and saw that his beard was wet with his tears.

I said to myself:  ‘This fear of Allah is what has made this man better than us. When the lamp went out and we were in darkness, he remembered the Day of Resurrection. ‘ “

May Allah reward who ever translated the above.

History of Deviant sects


History of the Sects Vol 2

In the 2nd volume, Sheikh Waleed Al-Basyouni speaks about the reasons behind the origins of the sects of old time such as the Jahmiyyah, Mu’tazilah, etc. He continues by connecting their philosophies with the foundation of the widely popular ‘Ashariyyah belief. The Sheikh also gives the brief biographies of the founders of these sects.


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50 Things You Need To Know About Marital Relationships

Taken from: 50 Things You Need to Know About Marital Relationships

Great relationships don’t just happen; they are created. You have to work at it.

If your job takes all of your best energy, your marriage will suffer.

One of the greatest gifts you can give your spouse is your own happiness.

It is possible to love and hate someone at the same time.

When you complain about your spouse to your friends, remember that their feedback can be distorted.

The only rules in your marriage are those you both choose to agree with.

It is not conflict that destroys marriage; it is the cold, smoldering resentment that you hold for a long time.

It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you do with what you have.

If you think you are too good for your spouse, think again.

Growing up in a happy household doesn’t ensure a happy marriage, or vice versa.

It’s never too late to repair damaged trust.

The real issue is usually not the one you are arguing about.

Love isn’t just a feeling; it is expressed through our actions.

Expectations set us up for disappointment and resentment.

Arguments cannot be avoided, but destructive arguments can be avoided.

One of the greatest gifts you can give your spouse is focused attention.

Even people with happy marriages sometimes worry that they married the wrong person.

Your spouse cannot rescue you from unhappiness, but they can help you rescue yourself.

The cost of a lie is far greater than any advantage you gain from speaking it.

Your opinion is not necessarily the truth.

Trust takes years to establish and moments to destroy.

Guilt-tripping won’t get you what you really want.

Don’t neglect your friends.

If you think, “You are not the person I married,” you are probably right.

Resisting the temptation to prove your point will win you a lot of points.

Generosity of spirit is the foundation of a good marriage.

If your spouse is being defensive, you might be giving them reasons to be like that.

Marriage isn’t 50/50; it’s 100/100.

You can pay now or pay later, but the later you pay, the more interest and penalties you acquire.

Marriage requires sacrifice, but your benefits outweigh your costs.

Forgiveness isn’t a one-time event; it’s a continous process.

Accepting the challenges of marriage will shape you into a better person.

Creating a marriage is like launching a rocket: once it clears the pull of gravity, it takes much less energy to sustain the flight.

A successful marriage has more to do with how you deal with your current reality than with what you’ve experienced in the past.

Don’t keep feelings of gratitude to yourself.

There is no greater eloquence than the silence of real listening.

One of the greatest questions to ask your spouse is “How best can I love you?”

Marriage can stay fresh over time.

Assumptions are fine as long as you check them before acting upon them.

Intention may not be the only thing, but it is the most important thing.

Good sex won’t make your marriage, but it’ll help.

Privacy won’t hurt your marriage, but secrecy will.

Possessiveness and jealousy are born out of fear, not love.

Authenticity is contagious and habit-forming.

If your spouse thinks something is important, then it is.

Marriage never outgrows the need for romance.

The sparkle of a new relationship is always temporary.

There is violence in silence when it’s used as a weapon.

It’s better to focus on what you can do to make things right, then what your partner did to make things wrong.

If you think marriage counseling is too expensive, try divorce.